Hendricks County Rib Fest & Balloon Glow

One of the best events of the summer in Central Indiana occurs the last Saturday in June every year when the Hendricks County Rib Fest & Balloon Glow lights up Avon, Indiana. 

2019 Event Date: June 29

Great Food

It wouldn’t be a Rib Fest without ribs, so that is the headliner, but other barbecue meats and sides are available. In addition, civic groups usually get in on the action providing elephant ears, strawberry shortcake sundaes and other fair favorites. All of the food and drinks are purchased with tickets that you can buy when you arrive.

Live Entertainment

A full schedule of local bands keep the main stage rocking during the entire event.

Children's Activities

The kids area includes tons of inflatables and other games.

Hot Air Balloons

Tethered hot air balloon rides can be purchased and a balloon glow to music occurs at dusk proceeding a fireworks display.

Run / Walk Event

The popular 5K Rib Run has become a favorite of this event and was moved to the morning of the event date in 2018.

Additional Information

  • Address: Kingsway Christian Church, 7981 E. County Road 100 North, Avon, IN 46123
  • Contact: Avon Chamber of Commerce, (317) 272-4333
  • Cost: Parking is $5 per vehicle and admission is free
  • Mobile App: The festival added a smartphone app in 2018 titled Hendricks County Rib Fest, which features the schedule of events, maps for parking, menus, pricing of vendors and the location of all aspects of the event.